"No Widows" as written by Michael Jay Lerner, Peter Joseph Silberman and Darby Austin Cicci....
If I never get back home
There's no garden on the ground
No widows at the wall
No widows left at all

No shirts that I will fold
No kid I want to hold
No widows at the wall
No widows on the phone

If I'm stuck out here alone
If I'm stranded here all weird
Just nothing left at home
No widows disappear

If the wheels jump off the road
There's no widows left to know
No perfect love will grow
There's no punishment below

When they shake
Say the wings won't hurt
When they shake
Say the wings won't hurt

If I'm stuck out here alone
If I'm stranded here all weird
Just nothing left at home
No widows disappear

If the wheels jump off the road
There's no widows left to know
No perfect love will grow
There's no punishment below

When they shake
Say the wings won't hurt
When they shake
Say the wings won't hurt


Lyrics submitted by Vanusk, edited by Untitled.No4, dearwitts, Cyberghost, YNWA

"No Widows" as written by Michael Jay Lerner Darby Austin Cicci

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  • +10
    My InterpretationThis song is about the narrator considering his own death, and how he has never really done anything in his life to create any consequences if he died.

    He never married, thus "no widows", never had a child. He goes on to state that he has no belief in a heaven or a hell, so he will basically just vanish from the Earth without an impact.
    ChristianBrotheron May 14, 2011   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationWow, I just heard this song, and it is absolutely haunting and beautiful.

    At its core, I think this song is about the serenity of being alone. As I heard the lyrics, I imagined a soldier somewhere in a foreign land. He has no one waiting for him back at home. If he dies in his vehicle (If the wheels jump off the road) or shot down in the sky (Say the wings won't break) there will be no one waiting for him to come back home. Although this sounds depressing, I think he finds some peace in this (No perfect love above, There's no punishment below).

    Whatever the meaning behind this song, this has to be one of best songs I've heard this year.
    nicefoxon April 30, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is incredible
    chazbolon May 04, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it's about staying alone to avoid the struggles and pain of a dying relationship. By not loving anyone, he is ensuring that no one will be hurt, or "widowed" by him, and likewise he can not be hurt by anyone.
    amobishoprodenon May 20, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with you about the song being about loneliness and feeling like you're leaving nothing behind. I do however disagree with the idea that because there is no heaven or hell he has nothing left to live for. If the man is a soldier "stranded out alone all year" with no heaven or hell, the main word here is pointlessness. The pointlessness of war. But not of living. The war in Iraq and Afghanistan has in Europe been portraid not only as a pointless war, but also as a boring one, which I believe this song captures. Just my interpretation.
    Elinon June 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdefinitely about contemplating suicide due to the pointlessness and loneliness he feels that his life embodies.

    are these songs all supposed to tell a story the way Hospice did? does anyone know?
    leighveeon March 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe right lyrics:
    antlersmusic.com/lyrics/burstapart/

    "If the wheels jump off the road
    There's no widows left to know
    No perfect love above
    There's no punishment below"
    YNWAon September 23, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed with this song being incredible! also official lyrics available on their site :)
    Fatzerson May 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think, literally, it's about a soldier at war realizing there's nobody at home waiting for him, or who would be devastated if he never made it back.

    Metaphorically it could be like ChristianBrother said, someone contemplating his own death. In my opinion though, he wants to die. He has nothing to lose and no one to leave hurting. So, if there's no heaven or hell, and no love or family to hold onto, why hold on any longer?

    "When they shake, say the wings won't break."

    I suppose this line could hold up the idea that he doesn't want to die. So I don't really know what his intentions are, I guess. It could also serve to be a prayer/mantra for him, to give him strength in carrying out his service (if you're into the soldier interpretation), or his life. Again, it could be a mantra in which to carry out suicide...like, to quell his fear of death, hoping to end up somewhere safe.
    Aquarius121on May 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfav song of the album, it's just amazing!
    lifeiswineon May 27, 2011   Link

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